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Painting our home office Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and using bright white paint to create simplicity and inspire productivity.

Small victories. That’s what we’re celebrating around here these days. At this point, 2020 should give us congratulatory stickers.

Gold star! You put on real pants!

Kudos to you for cooking the 4,376th meal for your family this week!

We’re patting ourselves on the back for painting the office along with all of those little victories. It is like a whole new room!

If you haven’t been following along, it looked like this a few weeks ago. (And here’s our entire home office design plans… although they’ve changed a bit since embarking on this journey.)

And then we built a pair of closets and added French doors.

After debating a million different shades of white (seriously, why is picking a paint color so hard?), it is looking so bright and beautiful in here!

We went with the color Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace, which is a very clean, bright white. We really wanted this space to feel simplified and no-fuss to help us stay focused.

True story: I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder back in 9th grade, and I swear having cell phones and technology everywhere has made my attention span 10 times worse as an adult.

So maybe the white paint will help with that? Who knows? But it’s worth a shot.

We used a Wagner FLEXiO 4000 paint sprayer to handle the job.

Other than painting furniture and cabinets, this is really the first time we’ve ever used a sprayer for walls. We’re still getting used to it and ran into some paint texture problems with it, but we learned a couple of pro tips after the fact that we can try, so we’ll report back.

So far, we still prefer rolling walls, but we definitely do still recommend a sprayer for painting kitchen cabinets, furniture with details, fencing, and other outdoor painting projects.

But just look at this pretty, bright room!

Robert and I were just talking about how it feels like we’ve gained square footage in this house already because of this project. This was a junky storage room for 3 YEARS!

Now that it’s becoming a useful space, our house feels so much bigger. And this grand entrance with the French doors right beside our home’s front door is just the cherry on top.

Here’s where we are on the home office to-do list now:

Office Makeover To-Do List:Build pair of closetsInstall double French doorsPaint walls & ceilingInstall closet doorsBuild closet shelvingMove air ventPaint doorsInstall lightingHang artHang curtainsAssemble furniturePaint cabinetsDecorate & style

We’ll be installing the closet doors and painting those next, and then that French door wall will be looking suuuuuper fly! And then building shelves… oh the sweet, sweet storage.


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